Give access to a user

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have just installed a windows 2003 sever for learining purposes. I created a user kan64 so that I won't use Administrator. I gave the power user to Kan64. While still loged as Administrator, I turned on the 'Show icon in notification area when connected' in the start->settings->new connections->local area connection->properties to show a small computer icon in the notification area. I enable and disable the connection by right clicking the icon and I would like Kan64 to do the same.
When I logged in as Kan64, the icon is there but the enable, disable obtion is dimmed.
How can I give access to Kan64 so that he will be able to be able to enable or disable network connection.

Question by:Kan64
    LVL 20

    Accepted Solution

    Hi Kan64,
    Try this:
    Edit group policy on the server - either the default domain policy or create a new OU and link a new gpo. Then aneble the following policy. I wouldn't recommend using default domain policy in a production environment but if this is just a test network...
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Network
    Enable "Ability to Enable/Disable a LAN Connection

    Deb :))
    LVL 20

    Expert Comment

    You'll need to make sure that Kan64 is residing in the new OU if you create one. Then run gpupdate /force to apply the policy.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

    Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

    I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
    Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now